Course: Developmental Biology

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Course title Developmental Biology
Course code KZO/212
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Zrzavý Jan, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Sehadová Hana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Gahurová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Bruce Alena, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: 1. Introduction, history, theoretical concepts and methodology 2. Life cycles 3. Genetic basis of development: differential expression of genes, intercellular communication during development, cell differentiation and stem cells 4. Principles of morphogenesis 5. Drosophila development 6. Development of nematodes, echinoderms, tunicates and slime molds 7. Early embryonic development of vertebrates 8. Organogenesis 9. Germline cells, fertilization and sex determination 10. Growth and postembryonic development 11. Plant development 12. Evo-Devo - evolution and development

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 36 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 45 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course (suitable for Bc. students) is to understand the basis of embryology of model multicellular organisms, and the molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary (evo-devo) aspects of development.
To understand the basis of embryology of model multicellular organisms, and the molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary (evo-devo) aspects of development.
Prerequisites
no requirements/prerequisites

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Written examination consisting of three questions.
Recommended literature
  • Gilbert S.F. Developmental Biology . Sinauer Ass. (nejnovější vydání 2013).
  • Wolpert L. a kol. Principles of Development. Oxford Univ Press (nejnovější vydání 2010).


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